North Carolina, United States
Posted May 14, 2015
Cornish chickens are mainly used as meat chickens, but I would never eat my pet. She is amazing, loving and follows me everywhere. Every day when I walk outside, she comes running to greet me. A very social pet, she loves to be petted and even tries to play with my dogs.
Although not known for their egg-laying, my chicken lays an egg about every other day. They are usually small and brown, but very tasty!
I have heard that Cornish chickens are not good foragers, but my chicken is actually an excellent forager, finding all kinds of treats all over the yard. The best way to feed this breed of chicken is twice a day. You will want to feed her only what she can eat in about 20 minutes. You do not want to overfeed this breed, because they grow very fast, which can cause health problems.
The best trait of my Cornish Chicken is her gentle nature. Excellent around children and other animals, these chickens make perfect pets! She will even sit in my lap!
So far my chicken has been healthy, but just remember this breed was bred for meat. Most don't recommend keeping them as pets, and they are prone to many health problems. Having said that, I love my chicken and she makes an excellent family pet!